Motorcycles are amongst a number of items that will be hit by EU tariffs in response to the US imposition of tariffs earlier this month. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

The European Union expects to hit US imports with additional duties from July, ratcheting up a transatlantic trade conflict after Washington imposed i(...)

The European Commission is calling for co-operation among EU car makers to create bigger, better batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as there are concerns that the US and China are both outstripping Europe when it comes to electric car technology

The European Commission is calling for co-operation among EU car makers to create bigger, better batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as there are co(...)

The landing station of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream in Lubmin, near Greifswald, Germany. Photograph: Stefan Sauer/EPA

Germany and Russia face growing opposition to their plans for a major new gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea that critics say would strengthen the Krem(...)

 Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission in charge of energy union, with  Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, at the Powershift ESB energy  in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

One third of Irish households will be generating their own electricity within 10 years, the ESB’s chief executive has predicted. Pat O’Doherty said (...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White:His department did not respond to a request for comment on the Now Ireland submission yesterday. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Ireland is likely to miss its renewable energy targets for 2020, resulting in hefty fines and a possible ban on green energy exports, according to the(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference to announce the attribution of portfolios of European Commissioners-designate at EU commission headquaters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled the European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. The team, which mus(...)